Chicken Saltimbocca with Caramelized Onion Sauce

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Chicken Saltimbocca with Caramelized Onion Sauce
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 45
  • Servings: 4
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About this Recipe

Saltimbocca, a classic Roman dish, is taken up a notch using tender chicken and bold Gruyere cheese.

Ingredients

4 Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 oz (125 g) Thinly sliced Gruyere cheese
8 Thin slices of prosciutto
2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
4 Sprigs fresh thyme or sage, plus extra to garnish
2 tbsp (15 mL) Olive oil, divided
1 cup (250 mL) Diced onions
1 tbsp (15 mL) All-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Chicken broth
3 tbsp (45 mL) Balsamic Vinegar

Directions

MAKE a deep horizontal pocket in the center of each chicken breast. Insert 1/4 of cheese into the pocket. Lay two slices of prosciutto on a clean work surface. Spread with ½ tsp (2 mL) Dijon. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken and 1 sprig of thyme at one end of prosciutto and roll up. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.

HEAT 1 tbsp (15 mL) oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken 5-7 minutes per side or until the prosciutto is crispy and the internal temperature of chicken reaches 165˚F (74˚C). Remove from pan and set aside.

HEAT remaining oil in the pan. Add onions and cook about 6-8 minutes or until golden in colour. Sprinkle with flour and cook another 2 minutes. Whisk in broth and vinegar. Simmer 2-3 minutes until sauce thickens slightly. Add chicken back to pan and warm through. Serve chicken with onion sauce spooned over top.

Notes

Serve with buttered new potatoes and your favourite vegetable.

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